Per Mertesacker was one of a number of Arsenal players to complement their lap of appreciation after the final whistle on Sunday with a tweet thanking the fans directly.

The BFG is a real fans favourite with Gooners and his love for the club only ensures that this isn’t likely to change any time soon.

Captaining the side for most of the season in Mikel Arteta’s absence, he has long-since silenced his critics with stellar displays in the heart of Arsenal’s defence.

Here’s what he had to say: